HENDERSON -- Bobby Durham, 54, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, after
a brief illness in Baltimore. He was a Vance County native and the son
of the late Christine C. Durham and William “Skitmo” Durham.
He was educated in the Vance County school system.
Surviving are one daughter, Yvette Coleman of Montclair, N.J.; two
sisters, Lou Betty Bas-kerville and Ann Young, both of Henderson; and one
brother, Robert Bullock of Henderson.
Funeral services will be held in Baltimore.
Local arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services.
Lottie M.D. Person
NEW YORK -- Lottie Mariah Davis Person, 66, of New York died Wednesday,
April 25, 2001, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn. She was a Vance County
native and the daughter of the late Cora Allen Davis and Marcellous Davis.
She was a graduate of Hawkins High School in Warrenton, furthering
her education by attending a New York school of nursing.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brookston Baptist
Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Otis Person of Henderson; one daughter,
Lisa Davis of Hender-son; one sister, Middie E. Davis of Brooklyn; 10 stepchildren;
and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home of Lisa Davis, 416 Boddie
St. in Henderson.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Floral bearers will be friends
of the family.
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services.
Margaret P. Debnam
BUNN -- Margaret Pendleton Debnam, 81, of Bunn died Thursday, April
26, 2001, at her home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Lancaster Funeral
Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bunn Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Jewel D. Medlin of Bunn; one son, Ashley
Debnam of Youngsville; three sisters, Lillie Privette, Rachel Griffin and
Betty Jean Clark, all of Louisburg; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Lancaster
Funeral Home, 804 N. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s
Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905.
Daniel E.V. Johnson Sr.
HENDERSON -- Daniel E.V. Johnson Sr., 64, of Henderson died Friday,
April 28, 2001. He was a native of Johnston County and the son of the late
Herbert E.V. Johnson.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Casey Family Cemetery
Surviving are one son, Daniel E.V. Johnson Jr. of Louisburg; his mother,
Myrtle Louise Casey Crumpler of Smithfield; three brothers, Robert Johnson
of Carrboro, Larry Johnson of Pittsboro and Steve Johnson of Princeton;
two sisters, Faye Painter of Asheboro and Judy Mozingo of Holland, Va.;
and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Casey Funeral Home in Princeton.
Richard A. Susewell Jr.
MANSON -- Richard Allen Susewell Jr., 77, of Manson died Saturday, April
28, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital.
He was the son of the late Richard and Anna Alice Frazier Susewell.
Arrangements will be announced by Brown’s Funeral Services of Warrenton.
OXFORD -- Elvin Wyche, 69, of Jersey City, N.J., died Saturday, April
21, 2001, in Jersey City. He was the son of the late Phil Wyche Jr. and
Essie Parker Wyche.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wright Funeral
Chapel. Burial will be in New Hope Granville Baptist Church’s cemetery.
Surviving are four daughters, Ella Bernette Wyche of Redwood City,
Calif., and Leslie Smith, Coretta Williams and Latasha Williams, all of
Jersey City; one son, Willie Ernest Wyche of Durham; two stepdaughters,
Aquanetta Moore and Kimberly Sampson; one brother, Nelvin Wyche of Jersey
City; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wright
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Oxford.
Vernell M. Bowes
Butner -- Vernell Mitchell Bowes, 75, a resident of 616 25th St., died
Monday, April 30, 2001, at Triangle Hospice at the Meadowlands in Hillsborough.
She was a native of Granville County and was the daughter of the late Hollis
and Beulah Davis Mitchell.
She was a member of the Mount Carmel Christian Church in Franklinton.
She was retired from John Umstead Hospital in Butner, where she worked
for more than 30 years.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the J.M. White
Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roger Culpepper. Burial will follow in
She is survived by her husband, William Rancher “Bill” Bowes; one daughter,
Brenda T. Ramey of Butner; one son, Terry Turner of Butner; one stepdaughter,
Patricia B. Adcock of Henderson; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7 until 8:30 at
the J M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home.
Serving as active pallbearers will be the deacons of Mount Carmel Christian
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Triangle Hospice
at the Meadowlands, 1001 Corporate Drive, Hillsborough, N.C. 27278.
Hubert L. Bullock
CREEDMOOR -- Hubert Lee Bullock, 64, of 1659 Northside Road died Friday,
April 27, 2001, at his home. He was the son of the late Garland and Viola
He was a member of the Synama Grove Baptist Church, where he was a
member of the Male Chorus and Usher Board. He was also a member of the
Male Chorus at Greenfield Baptist Church.
Surviving are one sister, Erma Lee Green of Durham, and two brothers,
Roy Bullock of the home and John Bullock of Durham.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Synama Grove
Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Jackson. Burial will follow in the church
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 tonight at Betts &
Son Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home of his sister, 4625
Redwood Road in Durham.
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home.
Nancy ‘Nina’ Brown
CLARKSVILLE, VA. -- Mrs. Nancy “Nina” Brown, 85, resident of Eppes Forks,
Va., died Sunday morning. Mrs. Brown was a devoted wife and loving mother.
She is predeceased by a daughter, Faye Slaughter.
Surviving are her husband, Mac Brown; and one son, Ron Brown and wife,
Vicky, of Durham; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service was held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rock Spring Baptist
Church. The family will receive friends Monday at the home.
OXFORD -- Langdon Butler, of 3186 Gela Road, died Sunday, April 29,
2001, at Granville Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday in Quincy, Fla.
Viewing was held Tuesday at the funeral home.
Local arrangements will be announced later by Betts & Son Funeral
George H. Clark
HENDERSON, N.C.-- George Holt Clark, 66, of 2331 Stewart Farm Road,
Henderson, died Saturday, April 28, 2001 at his home.
A native of Vance County, he was the son of the late Osby Clyde and
Lucy Daniel Hicks Clark.
Mr. Clark was a member of Central Baptist Church. He was a veteran
of the United States Army, and was a retired Shade Formulator with Burlington
Industries, Inc. Prior to his employment with Burlington Industries, he
was a supervisor with Cristex, Inc. in Oxford, where he was employed for
Funeral services were held Tuesday, at 2 p.m., at Central Baptist Church,
conducted by the Rev. Alan W. McAlister. Entombment will follow in Sunset
Surviving are his wife, Peggy Daniel Clark; two daughters, Lyn Clark
Wilson, and husband, Steve, and Paula Clark Fisher, and husband, Mike,
all of Henderson; a son, Craig Holt Clark, and wife, Melinda, of Henderson;
a granddaughter, Deanna Louise Clark, of Henderson; four grandsons, Steve
Ernie Wilson, Jr., Matthew Bennett Fisher, Allen Michael Fisher, and Trenton
Otis Clark, all of Henderson; and two sisters, Inez C. Weaver, of Henderson,
and Janie C. Aiken, of Creedmoor, N.C. He was preceded in death by a sister,
Marion C. Dickerson, and five brothers, Clyde C. Clark, Dolphus T. “Whitey”
Clark, Willard B. Clark, Alton D. “A.D.” Clark, and Julian R. Clark.
The family received friends Monday evening, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at
Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they are at the home.
Serving as active pallbearers will be R.C. Daniel, Tom Stewart, Bud
Wilson, Timmy Williams, Ron Sutton, Isaac Pegram, Eddie Allgood, and John
Allen. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Gene Newton, Gale Ramsey,
Donald Pilson, Wallace Greenway, James Hicks, and Chuck Elgin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church,
P.O. Box 178, Henderson, N.C. 27536 or to Hospice, 1937 N.C. Hwy. 39 N.,
Louisburg, N.C. 27549.
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Margaret P. Griffin
HENDERSON -- Margaret Powers Griffin, 71, of 173 Lynn Haven Avenue died
Sunday, April 29, 2001, at 4:10 a.m., after a long and courageous battle
Funeral services were held Monday, April 30, 2001, at First Baptist
Church, in Henderson, N.C., at 2 p.m., conducted by Dr. Marion D. Lark.
The burial followed immediately at Sunset Gardens. The family received
friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Flowers Funeral
Home on 1833 Oxford Road in Henderson.
Born in Lumberton, N.C., on August 31, 1929, she was the eldest child
of Julius Hallie and Mary Wellington Powers. Her childhood was spent in
Robeson County, where she graduated from Barker Ten Mile School. She earned
A.B. and B.S. degrees from Mars Hill College and East Carolina University.
She did graduate work at The University of Montana at Billings and American
University in Washington, D.C.
Margaret’s dedication to education and social work was demonstrated
by her years of service teaching in Wake County and on the Northern Cheyenne
Reservation in Lamedeer, Montana. She was a social worker in Rocky Mount
and in the counties of Vance, Franklin and Nash. She was a Family and Children’s
Supervisor in Vance County. She was the State and District “Social Worker
of the Year” in 1978.
Margaret was a good friend to many. She was a Sunday school teacher,
an avid reader, a sports aficionado, a gardener, a bridge player, a traveler,
an animal lover and a lover of the arts. She was President of the AARP,
President of the Rosemont Garden Club, President of the Henderson Women’s
Club, a member of the Colonial Garden Club, an active member of First Baptist
Church of Henderson and President of her Church Circle. She worked with
the Vance County Board of Elections for twelve years. She served as Chief
Judge at the Hillside precinct.
Margaret is predeceased by her father, Julius Hallie Powers, her mother,
Mary Wellington Powers, and brothers James Horace and John Dixon Powers.
She is survived by her husband and closest friend of forty-nine years,
Guy Livingston Griffin. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jack
(Mary) James of Oak Island, N.C., and Mrs. Jean Worcester of Lumberton,
N.C.; and a brother, Franklin D. Powers of Lumberton, N.C. Margaret had
eight nieces, ten great-nieces, ten nephews and nine great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church,
205 W. Winder Street, Henderson, N.C. 27536.
Honorary guests at the funeral service were The “Joy” and the Dorothy
Currin Sunday School Classes of First Baptist Church, the Vance Board of
Elections, Bridge Clubs, AARP and Colonial Garden Club.
Serving as active pallbearers were Pete Ivey, W.R. Duke, Rusty Duke,
Jeff Wood, Ronnie Keith Lassiter, Steve Garrison, Johnny Roberts, Derik
Willetts, Dause Dement, Moses Moye and Garrett Griffin.
Flowers Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Elsie T. Haugen
OXFORD -- Elsie Thomerson Haugen, 87, of 4045 Joe Hamme Road died Sunday,
April 29, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital.
She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late D. Graham
and Katie Saunders Thomerson.
She was a member of West Oxford Baptist Church and was retired from
Farmer’s Exchange Supply Store in Durham with 25 years of service.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at West Oxford Baptist
Church by Dr. Jim Whitehead. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Bernard “Ben” Haugen of the home; one sister,
Lena Mae T. Austin of Durham; and two brothers, Frank Thomerson of Oxford
and Sid Thomerson of Durham.
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to West Oxford Baptist
Church Building Fund, 101 Pine Tree Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565.
Visitation for the family was held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Gentry-Newell
& Vaughan Funeral Home.
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.
Edna P.B. Mitchell
CREEDMOOR -- Edna Pearl Blackley Mitchell, 84, of 891 Green Hill Road,
Franklinton, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Franklin Regional Medical
Center in Louisburg. She was a Franklin County native and the daughter
of the late Jim and Lela Preddy Blackley. She was the widow of Eugene R.
She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and was a health care
technician at Murdoch Center.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive
Baptist Church by the Rev. Carl Hunter. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial
Surviving are a daughter, Deborah M. Podger of Franklinton; a son,
Ronald D. Mitchell of Jesup, Ga.; a sister, Margaret Wright of Franklinton;
a brother, O.L. Blackley of Franklinton; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Eakes Funeral Home
in Creedmoor and other times at the home.
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.
Brian L. Nance
HENDERSON -- Brian Lane Nance, 27, a resident of 5000 U.S. 15 South,
Oxford, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, in Stuart, Va. He was a native of
Vance County and was the son of Marvin Lane Nance of Henderson and Julia
Glasscock Collins of Epsom. He was an employee of J.A. Reams Construction
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the J.M.
White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. William Wagnor. Burial will be in
Surviving in addition to his parents are paternal grandmother Margaret
Nance of Grassy Creek; maternal grandparents Willie Alfred and Ruth C.
Glasscock of Oxford; one brother, Joseph Carlton Nance of Epsom; and one
sister, Sherry Lynn Turner of Oxford.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Melvin Scott Nance, Melvin A.
Nance, Chris Bibee, Roger Bibee, Chris Bailey, Chris Suchodolski, Jerry
Cox and Chris Robinson.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M.
White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Braxton
and Julia Collins, 935 Weldon Road, Henderson.
Clifton M. Peoples Sr.
HENDERSON -- Clifton McDonald Peoples Sr. died Sunday, April 29, 2001,
at his home. He was a native of Warren County and was the son of the late
Solon McDonald and Maude Holmes Peoples.
He was a retired telephone and telegraph supervisor with the U.S. Air
Force and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a former employee of Roses
Warehouse, and he attended Central Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the J.M. White
Funeral Home Chapel by chaplain Ann Ritter. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens
with military honors.
Surviving is his wife, Elsie Bailey Peoples; one daughter, Teresa P.
Smith of Henderson; two sons, Joseph B. Peoples of Cary and Clifton McDonald
Peoples Jr. of Charlotte; two sisters, Elizabeth P. Buckner of Warrenton
and Julia Peoples of Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Dickie Taylor, Mo Casto, Horace Marshburn, Lin
Mabry, Dr. Charles “Chuck” Burnham, J.H. Hamm and Cleveland Alston.
The family received friends Monday night from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M.
White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church
Nursery Fund, or to Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box 2596, Henderson, N.C.
Lillian S. Wilson
HENDERSON -- Lillian Sanford Wilson, 93, a resident of 606 S. Cooper
Drive, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a
native of Mecklenburg County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Eugene
and Sallie Bett Overby Sanford. She was the widow of Carey Leroy Wilson.
She was a housewife and a member of the Dexter Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the J.M. White
Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Neil Woodlief and the Rev. Leon Gupton.
Burial will be in the Harris Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Sallie Bett Wilson Dew of Spring Hope
and Rose Wilson Wade of Knightdale; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Jan Bryant, Larry Bryant, Randall
Bryant, Derrick Lewis, Michael Wade and Morris Wilson.
The family will receive friends today from 1 until 1:45 at the J.M.
White Funeral Home.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Dexter Baptist
Church, c/o Jerry Faulkner, 6078 Hicksboro Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565.
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